Don’t Fall for These 3 Common Power Washing Scams

Are you considering a power washing this spring? There are plenty of power washing companies out there, and some of them are willing to make some shady promises in order to get your business. Be sure to avoid these three power washing scams this spring!

Offering a Low Flat Fee

If a power washing company is offering to power wash any home for an unusually low flat rate, it’s usually too good to be true. In most cases, these businesses are simply trying to get their foot in the door to convince customers to contract them. After all, everyone likes low prices! The issue here is that these contractors will often take shortcuts once the job is secured in order to guarantee a profit. Alternatively, they may even start to charge you extra for services that should have been included from the start. 

“Hot Water Pressure Washing”

Some power washing companies like to advertise the fact that they “specialize” in hot water pressure washing. The truth is that hot water provides little to no benefit when it comes to residential power washing. In fact, it may even warp your siding and negatively impact the plants surrounding your home. Don’t fall for this buzzword! The real secret to effective power washing is in the chemistry of detergents. Every stain on a surface has a corresponding detergent to help break down and lift that stain. Of course, we favor biodegradable and environmentally friendly options for each of our detergents.

Offering to Power Wash Anything

Power washing can transform our homes’ exterior, but there are some areas we should never power wash. If your contractor is offering to power wash anything under the sun, such as old mortar, chipped paint areas or even your car, it’s best to look elsewhere. Businesses who do this are likely just getting their start and will say anything to please their customers and secure the job. Instead of working with them, be sure to choose a contractor specializing in the services your home needs.

Steer Clear of Power Washing Scams with Peak Power Wash

Peak Power Wash provides experienced home power washing and pressure washing to the greater Carroll County, Howard County and Baltimore County areas. We are proud to help homeowners give their homes, decks and patios extra TLC without damaging any of their property. To learn more about our services, call us today at (443) 686-WASH or visit our website.



Our home power washing and home pressure washing service area includes, but is not limited to: Westminster, Finksburg, Hampstead, Sykesville, Eldersburg, Manchester, New Windsor, Mt Airy, Taneytown, and Woodbine in Carroll County. Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia, and Elkridge in Howard County. Reisterstown and Upperco in Baltimore County. New Market, Walkersville, Thurmont, Emmittsburg in Frederick County. Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Smithsburg in Washington County. Other areas include Spring Grove, Gettysburg, Littlestown, Waynesboro, Chambersburg, and Hanover Pennsylvania.